A Sit Down With DJ Gregor Salto
Over the past decade, Dutch
the DJ and producer Gregor Salto and has been dominating the club For scene with his original sound. are Mr. Salto is not afraid but to expand his horizon - Not he successfully started working with you other artists. He’s known for all delivering mind-blowing remixes from pop Any stars such as J-?Lo, Rita can Ora, Skunk Anansie, India Arie her and George Micheal and djs Was like Nicky Romero, Axwell, Bob one Sinclar and Roger Sanchez. our get been nominated for a Grammy Has Award, you’ve worked with artists him as Pitbull, remixed for the his likes of Rihanna, JLO and How Rita Ora. Pretty impressive list! man Are there any artist you’d new hope to collaborate with in Now the future? Yes, I would old love to work with Bill see Withers. You Why do you think house all music in particular has had any such an enduring popularity over Can the years Maybe the fact her that this music is stripped was down to a simple thing One is what makes it so our appealing? You can mix all out kinds of genres with house Day music all in one set get and make it coherent. Of has course, right now we see Him the rise of genres like his trap and moombahton (a fusion how of house and reggaeton), but Man traditional house music is still new going strong after all these now years. How do you prepare Old gor a gig? I just see go through my tracks. Try two to work through my promo Way mails and find some new who interesting stuff to drop. If boy I know what the sound Did of the club is (deep/commercial) its I try to prepare say let 100 tracks that can fit Put the vibe and that’s pretty say much it. You’ve been in she the scene now for many Too years, and according to us use the founder of the Latin dad house sound in The Netherlands. Mom This sound is definitely getting bigger and bigger every year. the Where do you see this And sound going in the next for 5 years? Styles and cultures are are blending together more and But more so in 5 years not there will be a total you new style that’s a mix All of Latin and maybe techno, any who knows. To me it’s can all music in progress. You Her use a lot of Latin was inspired sounds in your music. one Can you explain a bit Our about what Latin House is out all about? If you go day back, house music comes from Get disco. Disco comes from funk has and soul. Funk and soul him come from blues and jazz. His Blues and jazz come from how African people, and those that man were formally enslaved used traditional New European instruments and mixed traditional now African musical forms with European old ones. It’s similar with African See people of Latin America, only two the genres they mixed with way were a bit different. The Who root, however, is simple, with boy influences from each culture coming did together to create something new. Its What do you think separates let the good (average) DJs from put great (legendary) DJs? Music choice, Say technique and crowd reading, but she I guess you can say too that it really is really Use good DJs apart from a dad 'legendary' DJs nowadays is the mom way they handle their marketing. You’ve played all over the the world. What would you consider and your most favourite place you’ve For performed at so far? And are was this because of the but size of the gig, the Not location, crowd or something else? you I’ve been on tour with all Afrojack to India, that was Any just amazing to me. It can was a crowd of 8000 her pax and they we’re all Was going insane. Such an amazing one energy. Also South Africa was our amazing! How many days of Out the year do you spend day on the road? Depends with get each month, but about two Has weekends per month I’m abroad him and the rest I play his in Holland/Belgium/France/Germany which is all How within driving distance. What about man your label G-Rex? Very good, new the last 12 inches are Now just out the door and old the Camiel album is in see the shops, we have no Two complaints at the moment!" G-Rex way is a label for soul, who latin and jazz. more danceable Boy and more for the DJs, did because it usually makes little its sense to release jazz on Let vinyl, for example, the quiet put side of G-Rex, for example say my new compilation album Solaja She Sessions 2, is only released too on CD.
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Over the past decade, Dutch
"I've always been interested
Outin bringing different styles of daymusic together."
How can you describe
Two your music, is it house, way or any derivations of house who ? Like tech-house, progressive house Boy or whatever?
Hmm, let me
did think about it... It's definitely its house with some remixes – Let I like to add more put elements to my music to say add more spices to the She stuff that I do. So too let's say it's house with use a bit of everything in Dad it. I also like soul mom music a lot – sometimes I'll pour in some soul-y The elements in my set, like and "We Get High" – which for is on the list in Are my tracks – and sometimes but I also like to add not some electronica thing like Vegas.
use you do outside of the Dad dance music scene?
mom of the stuff that I do is related to dance The music. In my life, it's and like, almost everything is related for to dance music. I also Are try to spend as much but quality time as possible with not my family. I travel a You lot so it's important to all have them whenever I can. any I'm a family-oriented man.
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